Category : Home Repairs

Taking It All In & Applying It!

For the most part, I believe I have covered most of the basics for those of you out there looking to book your next romantic or relaxing getaway at a bed and breakfast. Depending on what you are looking to get out of your trip and who you are going with will help steer you in the right direction in regards to picking the perfect home away from home!

Don’t Overlook the Basics

Remember what I have talked about in the most detail so far here at The Happy Guest. If you are feeling uncertain about the home owners or if they seem hesitant to provide you with proof of pretty much anything that is applicable to running a bed and breakfast, than you most likely have better options out there waiting for you.

Once all of the main concerns are checked off of the list then you can start looking at the aesthetics and general feels from each respective home and go from there.

If you want romance, choose the home that is further away from the downtown bar scene and is more focused on the house and property.

If you want to have a weekend to let loose and throw a few back, go with the house closest to the “happening” areas and you can focus less on the details of the actual home.

Apply To Your Own Life!

Don’t be afraid to take some of what I have talked about on here and use it in your own everyday lives. Now that my husband and I own our own home, we only go through contractors that are licensed & insured for repairs and maintenance. With the possibility of running a bed and breakfast again, we make sure to only go through contractors that are licensed & insured and have even became good friends with – Owasso roofing and now have someone we can trust for all of our needs.

By taking the time to go over things in detail and only going through licensed & insured contractors for the upkeep and maintenance of your home will help you avoid major headaches down the road.

It Can Happen

As a word of caution for those who are considering running their own bed and breakfast or even home owners themselves in general, you really never know when something major can happen to your house and you always want to be safer than sorry if you can afford to do so.

Before my husband and I bought our current home, we were renting our first house here in America which we neglected to do the proper research on before we signed the lease (yes, out of all people I did this) and we ended up paying the price for it later on.

What May Seem Small

When we first moved in, we noticed that there were a few shingles that started to look like they were a little bit past the point of fading and might slowly but surely become a major issue. We notified our landlord and he assured us that everything was in proper order and that there was nothing to worry about. Of course, we didn’t take the advice that I have been talking about on here so far and never asked to see any paperwork to prove that this were the case.

About two months later, a real bad storm blew through our town and ripped that worn out part of our roof right off. Luckily, the tear wasn’t big enough to cause any leaking on the inside of the house and none of our belongings were damaged but needless to say, we were not happy tenants.

Because we were renting we were obviously not responsible for having the roof repaired and it was up to our landlord to find the licensed & insured contractors here at Superior Roofing, Siding, & Gutters – Top Rockford Roofers to come and ensure the work was done properly.

You can look at owning a bed and breakfast like you are a landlord for your guests stay. Just like our landlord, you are responsible for all damages and work done to your house and this is something you want to avoid doing at all costs. Not only can this ruin your guests entire stay, it can hurt your business in the long run!